Gagnard Takes Home Over $5000 at Toledo Bend
Zack Gagnard of Pineville, LA won the Louisiana Division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Toledo Bend on February 27, 2016. Gagnard weighed in a 21.04 pound limit of bass to win $5325. “I started down south in Housin Bay, flipping a ½ ounce black/blue V&M Pacemaker jig and caught three. I moved out deep in the mouth of White Oak and switched to a ¾ ounce V&M jig to limit out and cull up. Then, I stopped in Pirate’s Cove and caught a five pounder off of a bed for my last cull. I had a decent day catching about 20 to 25 fish and culling about 10 times. On Thursday, I had around 26 pounds with one of them pushing 10 pounds. Today was a lot different. High pressure really changed the bite, but weather was beautiful. This tournament was ran very smoothly and the entire ABA staff did a great job, especially with take-off this morning,” said Ganard.
Dwain Burns of Long Branch, TX brought in the 9.54 pound largemouth Boater Big Bass to win $810 from the Big Bass Pot.
Top Five Boaters:
1. Zack Gagnard 21.04 $5325
2. Dusty Anders 20.90 $1638
3. Timothy Watson 20.45 $1092
4. Ben Matsubu 19.46 $764
5. Wesley Beshea 18.80 $655
There were 85 boaters registered for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
For more info on the Louisiana division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com or call ABA tournament manager, Chris Wayand, at (256) 230-5627.
Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Trucks Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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